We reported last year that Louis Vuitton and Gucci were leading a monogram comeback, and that continues to be the case. Gucci is probably one of the hottest handbag brands at the moment, with everyone carrying and wearing the brand (including Lady Gaga during her amazing Super Bowl opening with the national anthem).
Considering the relatively short amount of time Alessandro Michele has been at Gucci’s creative helm, it’s incredible how quickly he has built a new creative world for the the brand. Like Michele’s collections before it, Gucci Pre-Fall 2016 is rooted in Gucci’s long leather goods heritage, but it’s a lot more fun, youthful and energetic than “heritage” usually implies in fashion.
Everyone has different patterns when it comes to shopping for and carrying bags; some people are brand-loyal, while others tend toward trendy pieces or only let themselves splurge on classics. Actress Naomi Watts, on the other hand, fits into a very specific type of bag pattern: she buys and wears what is essentially the same bag over and over again.
When you think of fashion brands making waves at the moment, Gucci immediately comes to mind, and not just for me. Creative director Alessandro Michele managed to build excitement quickly for his new interpretations of Gucci’s many traditions and icons, and only a handful of seasons after his appointment, Michele’s designs have become must-haves for fashion insiders.
Alessandro Michele’s previous Gucci show may have been relatively light on handbags, but based on the brand’s Spring 2016 runway in Milan earlier this week, that’s not the new creative director’s preference all the time. For the upcoming season, the Gucci Dionysus, among others, are getting a remixed look with lots of extra details.
I’ve had a long-time love affair with Gucci and although I’ve reviewed two other Gucci bags I own (the Bamboo Shopper and Lady Stirrup, I have yet to review my most beloved Gucci bag.
Many of you have heard me say how much I love my Gucci Soho Disco Bag, and the bag makes frequent appearances on our Instagram as well, so it seems like it’s about time the bag gets a full review.